Contemporary Romance

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Love and the Laws of Motion

Love and the Laws of Motion is an enjoyable tale of unexpected love between a reclusive astrophysicist and a brilliant, but slightly misguided computer hacker. It’s the second book in Amanda Weaver’s The Romano Sisters trilogy and, like the first book, it’s a delightful read full of lovable ch ...

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The Last Post

The Last Post wants to be a romantic story about two broken people who heal together. Unfortunately, it ends up being a story about a stalker and a woman who desperately needs grief counseling. Doctor Laya Marston once had a true love; her daredevil, risk-loving husband, Cameron Bennett.  Camero ...

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Grading Curves

Professor Nikki Barber is starting over with a new job after drawing a firm boundary with her mother, and a tattoo feels like the right way to mark this new chapter in her life. Dean Shaw, six years her junior, offers to stay late at the tattoo parlor to work on her. But the tattooing process takes ...

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The Right Swipe

Alisha Rai modernizes the classic one-night-stand-to-HEA trope in her latest novel The Right Swipe. Diverse characters, a feminist approach to sexuality and cutting edge dating technology breathe fresh life into this familiar format and gives us a candid look at love in the twenty-first century. ...

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Inevitable Conclusions

Sometimes you finish a book and all you can do is sit collapsed in your chair until your brain and body return from the place where the author transported you. Kora Oliver, Tony-winning actress turned director, and Tariq Evans, NFL star turned financial advisor, have known each other for over two ...

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Flashed

Flashed is a delicious, slow-burning wish fulfillment slice of romance of the highest order. Beauty and the Beast with a skosh of Cinderella, it’s comfortable yet spicy, heartbreaking yet gladdening.  It will be a delicious bit of catnip for anyone who’s willing to be enchanted by its embrace. ...

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Well Met

Well Met, indeed, Jen DeLuca! Helping out while her sister recovers from a broken leg means that Emily does the driving, the shopping - and the volunteering, serving as a pub wench at the local Renaissance Faire run by the high school English teacher, Simon. But there’s more to this Faire than jus ...

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Three Part Harmony

Three Part Harmony is a ballad of completeness; the story of how three people escape the shallow stratification of their social groups to find true love.  It’s also a very nice ménage romance with a few quibbles that keep it from a flat-out A grade. Raleigh McKean is the son of a firebrand of ...

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Flashed

Zoey Castile draws on literary and film inspirations of Beauty and the Beast (and a dash o’ Cinderella) to retell the ‘tale as old as time’ as a steamy contemporary romance. Flashed (Happy Endings, #3) combines sweet romance with hot sex to portray a deeply emotional connection between a beaut ...

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The Reckless Oath We Made

Fans of deeply moving, intense stories of love and redemption won't want to miss The Reckless Oath We Made, the latest novel by author Bryn Greenwood. It's a dark and gritty love story centred around the unlikeliest of couples, and it packs an emotional punch that will linger with you long after you ...